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3 Milwaukee men arrested after fight on roadway in Racine County stops traffic

Rene Cruz-Pavon

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A physical fight that spilled onto the road in Racine County, netted three arrests on Sunday night, Nov. 10.

Authorities were called to the Burlington Bypass near Durand Avenue around 9:15 p.m. 

The Racine County Sheriff's Office says once they arrived, two men were fighting on the road and traffic was at a stand still. 

An investigation revealed three men were driving back to Milwaukee after leaving a local tavern. During the drive, an argument erupted between the driver and front passenger. The fight escalated into a physical altercation while the vehicle was still moving. The driver pulled over and the fight continued outside and into the road. 

The driver, identified as 47-year-old Rene Cruz-Pavon, was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of California for selling narcotic controlled substances. He was taken to the Racine County Jail on second-degree recklessly endangering safety, operating while intoxicated, battery, and disorderly conduct. 

The front-seat passenger, who officials identified as a 27-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested for disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed. 

The back-seat passenger, who authorities identified as a 37-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody for being armed while intoxicated. 

The incident remains under investigation. 


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